2022: Highlights of a year in podcasts


Another bumper year of podcasts. Here is a selection of a fifteen highlights. Click on the speaker to hear the podcast … or download (and subscribe!) from your favorite podcast app.


  • Colin Thubron on “The Amur River: Between Russia and China”
  • Paul French on “Bloody Saturday: Shanghai’s Darkest Day”
  • Ira Mukhoty on “Song of Draupadi”
  • Karen Cheung on “The Impossible City: A Hong Kong Memoir”
  • Felipe Fernández-Armesto on “Straits: Beyond the Myth of Magellan”
  • Gish Jen on “Thank You, Mr Nixon”
  • Jennifer Lin on “Beethoven in Beijing: Stories from the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Historic Journey to China”
  • Lan Samantha Chang on “The Family Chao”
  • William C Kirby on “Empires of Ideas: Creating the Modern University from Germany to America to China”
  • Hannah Kirshner on “Water, Wood, and Wild Things: Learning Craft and Cultivation in a Japanese Mountain Town”
  • Mark Vanhoenacker on “Imagine a City: A Pilot Sees the World”
  • Joseph Sassoon on “The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire”
  • Jamil Jan Kochai on “The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories”
  • John D Wong on “Hong Kong Takes Flight: Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Global Hub, 1930s–1998”
  • Carlotta Gall on “Afghan Napoleon: The Life of Ahmad Shah Massoud”